The kindHuman foundation is a non-profit dedicated to providing clean drinking water to those who don’t have access. How they work towards this mission? A sister for-profit business called Humankind, which sells bottled water and organic lemonades and teas. And, with fundraisers like the one held on Friday night.
Amidst growing tensions of the coronavirus pandemic, kindHuman made the best of their situation and held the fundraiser they had been planning for months, after having to cancel their Philadelphia event the night before – per the governor’s orders – just a mere three hours before it was supposed to start.
Held in the fresh-feeling SUPPLY Manheim – where they are also headquartered – attendees mingled over hors d’oeuvres and cocktails made from Humankind beverages. After a dinner catered by Simply from Scratch, CEO TJ Foltz spoke about their mission and how they achieve it.
TJ says that the bottles Humankind sells are awareness raisers for the preventable deaths happening across the world due to contaminated drinking water. Nearly 800 million people on our planet do not have access to clean water, according to their website.
The company has completed projects in several places, but their most recent has been in Uganda where they helped to provided water wells in nearly 40 locations. Of course, they can’t do it alone. Humankind partners with Uganda Water Project who are the physical boots on the ground installing these wells.
Sand artist Joe Castillo – who got his big break on America’s Got Talent – demonstrated his art through a personalized creation for the kindHuman foundation. Joe shaped sand on a projector to create scenes of villagers traversing with buckets of water on their heads and eventually rejoicing as fresh water spewed from a well in their community.
Through their projects, kindHuman has helped to provide over 135,000 people with clean drinking water. The foundation estimates they have saved about 3,000 lives through their efforts – portrayed by a wall of string lights where each bulb represented a live saved.
If you would like to learn more about Humankind’s efforts, click here.